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"419" Scam – Advance Fee / Fake Lottery Scam

The so-called "419" scam is a type of fraud dominated by criminals from Nigeria and other countries in Africa. Victims of the scam are promised a large amount of money, such as a lottery prize, inheritance, money sitting in some bank account, etc.

Victims never receive this non-existent fortune but are tricked into sending their money to the criminals, who remain anonymous. They hide their real identity and location by using fake names and fake postal addresses as well as communicating via anonymous free email accounts and mobile phones.

Keep in mind that scammers DO NOT use their real names when defrauding people.
The criminals either abuse names of real people or companies or invent names or addresses.
Any real people or companies mentioned below have NO CONNECTION to the scammers!

Read more about such scams here or in our 419 FAQ. Use the Scam-O-Matic to verify suspect emails.

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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:

Fraud email example:

From: World Bank/Int'l Audit Dpt <ouvidoria@cubatao.sp.gov.br>
Reply-To: <mmkkes@yahoo.pt>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 17:07:51 -0700
Subject: Your transaction code {WB-X1-KTAQ906}

APPLY FOR DEDUCTION FORM M-105 NOW
 
Concerned Beneficiary
 
Sir,
 
However, we the entire WORLD BANK Chiefs, Chairmen, Directors, Law Makers,Secretaries and as Government Agencies of all States Parastatals in Union with the International World security agencies such as, FBI, CIA, SCOTLAND YARD, EURO-POL, IMF, located here in
Zurich Switzerland apologizes to you for all you have suffered in attempt to receive your Lottery/inheritance/contracts fund and Fun Donations from several avenues/countries/regions especially people from all African Countries, Nigeria, Ghana and London.
 
We have therefore, today finally decided to use DEDUCTION FORM-$18.5M so that TAXES, COT, INSURANCE AND ALL LEVIS MUST BE DEDUCTED FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL AMOUNT. AFTER THE DEDUCTION EXCISE, THE BALANCE OF YOUR TOTAL SUM WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY RELEASE INTO YOUR RECEIVING BANK ACCOUNT WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT
 
Note,Deduction form $18.5M FEE IS ONLY $200 DOLLARS, NO UPFRONT FEE OR WHAT SO EVER WILL BE REQUIRED TILL FINALLY YOUR BANK ACCOUNT IS BEEN CREDITED WITH YOUR FUND.
 
NOTE DON'T BOARDER TO CONTACT THE PAYING BANK IF YOU ARE NOT READY TO PAY THE DEDUCTION FORM FEE OF ONLY $200 DOLLARS
 
A) Your full names and address.
B) Your direct telephone/
C) Copy of your either driverís license or Int'l passport.
D) The amount of your fund expected to pay you.
E) Your state and country of origin.
F) Your sex, age and occupation.
 
Be cordially advised that, upon receipt of the details required above,we shall instrut automatic payment transfer direct to your receiving bank account after all the LEVIS AND TAXES are DEDUCTED FROM YOUR TOTAL SUM Note, this is your transaction code {WB-X1-KTAQ906} ALWAYS QUOTE.
 
CONTACT OUR AUTHORIZED PAYING BANK, BANK OF EAST ASIA  {BEA} NIGERIA REGION
DIRECT E MAIL FOR URGENT ATTENTION, bankofeastasiausa@yahoo.pt
Mr. G.Martins
FINANCIAL MANAGER
With transaction code {WB-X1-KTAQ906}
 
Best Regards,
 
Dr. Christofias Kakano,
World Bank/Int'l Audit Dpt.
Zurich Switzerland

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